Vol. V, Laws     (Compiled from December 22, 1927 to June 29, 1938)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.

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Chapter 564
June 21, 1930.  |  [S. 1372.] 46 Stat., 793.

An Act Authorizing an appropriation for payment of claims of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Bands of Sioux Indians

Margin Notes
Chap. 564 Sioux Indians. Sum authorized in settlement of claims of, arising from treaty of September 20, 1872.
Chap. 564 Proviso. Limitation on amount of attorneys’, etc., fees, for prosecuting claims.
Chap. 564 Indians entitled to benefit herein.
Chap. 564 Sum, less fees, to be covered into Treasury as credit to Indians.
Chap. 564 Interest rate.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an appropriation of $300,000 be, and the same is hereby, authorized to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the same to be in full settlement of all claims of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Bands of Sioux Indians on account of claims asserted by them and arising and growing out of the Treaty of September 20, 1872 (Kappler’s Indian Laws and Treaties, 2nd Edition Vol. 2, page 1057): Provided, That out of said amount there shall be paid to the attorneys prosecuting said claims, as attorneys’ fees and to Joseph R. Brown and Ignatius Court, as representatives of said Indian Tribes, such

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sums as to the Secretary of the Interior may appear just and equitable for services rendered in the prosecution of the claims of said Indian Tribes under said treaty, not exceeding in all 10 per centum of the amount hereby appropriated: Provided further, That before the Secretary of the Interior disburses any part of the appropriation herein authorized except as to compensation to attorneys, agent or agents, he shall first investigate and determine whether any Indians other than those listed on the rolls as members of the Sisseton and Wahpeton Bands of Sioux are members of the same and as such have any right to share in such appropriation and in the event he shall so determine such other Indians shall be included within the Sisseton and Wahpeton Bands of Sioux for the purpose of the distribution of the fund herein provided for.

The proceeds of the amount hereby authorized to be appropriated, less attorney’s fees and any amount that may be paid to said Joseph R. Brown and Ignatius Court, shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the credit of said Indians and shall draw interest at the rate of 4 per centum per annum from the date of the approval of this Act and shall be subject to appropriation by Congress for the use and benefit of said Indians.

Approved, June 21, 1930.

[For Act approved June 24, 1930, see Post, 633.]

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